Giving up all meat and dairy products sounds difficult, but it probably helps to be a rich celebrity who can afford fancy restaurants, personal chefs and customized food delivery services! Many celebrities have gone past vegetarian and become totally vegan, and they look so good that we have to wonder if it’s worth the restrictive diet. Here are 9 celebrities you may not have known tried the vegan diet, often inspired by films and books on the subject. Not everybody has stayed true to the restrictive regimen, but many remain at least vegetarians.
9. Alicia Silverstone
One of Hollywood’s most outspoken vegans, Alicia Silverstone gave up meat and dairy after attending an animal rights meeting in 1998. Since then, she’s published two bestselling books about being vegan: The Kind Diet (2009), along with the the book’s companion website The Kind Life, and The Kind Mama (2014), about raising kids while being vegan. In 2013, she said she plans to write a third book, The Kind Cookbook. Looking at Alicia, it’s hard to believe she’s 38 — and last year she told NJ.com that it’s all thanks to her strict vegan diet. “I couldn’t reconcile being an advocate for animals and at the same time eating them — it made no sense. But I quickly realized that there were also incredible health benefits and started to educate myself about the amazing health potential of a plant-based diet,” she explained. “Not long after adopting this way of eating, I ditched my inhaler, stopped getting allergy shots, my body slimmed down, my moods balanced, my acne disappeared and I was literally glowing from the inside out.”Photo by MediaPunch/REX